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Oliver Strunk

Oliver Strunk, American educator. Recipient award distinguished scholarship in humanities American Council Learned Socs., 1961, Derek Allen Prize British Academy, 1977; traveling fellow American Council Learned Socs., 1934; Guggenheim fellow, 1951; Fulbright scholar, 1961-1962.

Background

  • Strunk, Oliver was born on March 22, 1901 in Ithaca, New York, United States. Son of William Junior, and Olivia Emilie (Locke) S. student Cornell, 1917-1919, 27, U. Berlin, 1927-1928.

  • Education

    • The Doctor of Letters, University Rochester, 1936. Doctor of Humane Letters, University Chicago, 1970. Private study music.

    Career

    • . Staff music div. Library of Congress, 1928-1937, chief, 1934-1937. Lecturer music Catholic U. American, 1934-1937.

      Member of faculty Princeton, 1937-1966, Professor music, 1950-1966, professor emeritus, 1966-1980, acting department chairman, 1942-1943, 51-52, 60. Lecturer music Columbia, summer 1948, University of Michigan, summer 1952, Harvard, fall 1974-1975. Editorial board Monumenta Musicae Byzantinae, Copenhagen, 1958-1980, director, 1961-1971.

    Works

    • Author: State and Resources of Musicology in the United States, 1932. Source Readings in Music History, 1950. Specimina notationum antiquiorum, 1966.

      Essays on Music in the Western World, 1974. (with Enrica Follieri) Triodium Athoum, 1975. Essays on Music in the Byzantine World, 1977.

      Editor: Music from the Days of George Washington (with Carl Engel, United States Bi-centennial Commission), 1931.

    Membership

    Member of faculty Princeton, 1937-1966, Professor music, 1950-1966, professor emeritus, 1966-1980, acting department chairman, 1942-1943, 51-52, 60. Member Institute Advanced Study, 1944, International Congress for Sacred Music Rome, 1950. Fellow Medieval Academy American.

    Member Royal Danish Academy, Music library association (president 1935-1937), American Musicol. Society (president 1959-1960, journal editor 1947-1948. Member), American Academy Arts and Sciences, International Musicological Society, Royal Museum Association (honorary foreign), Dansk selskab for Musikforskning, Gesellschaft fär Musikforschung, Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis, Societá italiana di musicologia.

    Connections

    • Married Mildred Altemose, June 23, 1930 (deceased.
    • father: William Junior Strunk
    • mother: Olivia Emilie (Locke) Strunk
    • spouse: Mildred Altemose
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    Born March 22, 1901
    Died February 24, 1980
    (aged 78)
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